Cities all over the world are trading metal-halide and high-pressure sodium streetlights for LED lights. The bright lights of LEDs offer increased security and safety, in addition to energy and cost savings. But, there’s more. Making streetlight infrastructure smart offers a host of advantages. Lights can be lowered when there aren’t cars or citizens in the area. Maintenance crews can also handle issues more efficiently. If a streetlight is on during the day, crews can proactively address it. And if a bulb is out, maintenance crews can be alerted and dispatched before residents complain.
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